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. >>> the united states is the latest nation to expel syrian diplomats after a massacre of more than 100 civilians on friday. u.n. international envoy kofi annan urged syrian leaders to end the violence in their country. nbc's reporter has the latest from the cairo. >> reporter: international condemnation continues to mound on this syrian government following a deadly massacre on friday that left more than 100 people killed. the united states is among a growing list of countries that have expelled syrian diplomats from its capitals, adding to the isolation that the syrian government continues to find itself in. the united nations special join envoy kofi annan arrived in damascus on monday and held talks with the syrian president on tuesday. here's what he had to say following that meeting. >> i conveyed in firm terms the great concern of the international community about the violence in syria, including the recent shocking events. >> reporter: one of the more disturbing revelations made by the united nations is that it appears the killings in carried out by government loyalists who went street to
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. >> it was in suitcases and couriered up through the united states through our ports of entry and distributed around northern virginia. >> in a big law enforcement sweep this morning, they arrested 28 suspects. not everybody went willingly. one guy jumped out a second floor window. he had $17,000 in cash on him. to cushion the fall. >> there was a pretty big organization. >> it was, as shown by today's arrests where we have 28 people in custody, we have weapons weeshs have property and we are really -- this is the start of the next phase of the investigation. >> there's more to be known, more to be investigated, more arrests to be made. you might just think of this as the first chapter in a very big book. no northwest, i'm pat collins, news 4. >> in addition to the drug charges, gun and money laundering charges could also be filed in this case. >> coming up, the juicy johnsonville sausage. made with only premium cuts of pork since 1945. johnsonville. sausage is all we do. >>> jetblue says a computer glitch caused a toddler to show up on tsa's no-fly list. employees made an 18-month-old girl and her
to the united states to stand trial. he has refused and u.s. officials are working with the mexico an government to get him back to the states. >>> in prince william county, virginia, a teacher who works with emotionally challenged students has been charged with sa assault and battery against a 10-year-old child. jane watrel has more. >> reporter: 35-year-old cynthia hall has taught emotionally disturbed students for the past 18 months at kerrydale elementary school in woodbridge. last week she was arrested for assault and battery after police say she allegedly grabbed a 10-year-old boy. >> before the assault took place, the student was sitting in a chair quietly. wasn't being disruptive or anything. the teacher came into the office and that's where the assault took place. >> hall, the mother of a young son, has been working since august of 2009 as a comprehensive early intervention special i have at kerrydale. according to her school biography has been teaching for 11 years. police say arresting a teacher for grabbing a student is unusual. but members of their physical abuse unit investigated.
the u.s. continue the war against bin laden's organization. >> the united states can achieve our goal of destroying al qaeda and denying it a safe haven, but at the same time, we have the capacity to wind down this war and usher in a new err ra of peace here in afghanistan. >> reporter: to some, this is a pat on the back to troops still in harm's way. to others, it's the president patting himself on the back. making the bin laden raid part of his re-election effort. and republicans object. >> the president undertaking this victory lap and using this somehow to say that he's better than romney is really mistaken. >> reporter: mitt romney was in new york taking pizza to 9/11 first responders. firefighters with former new york mayor rudy giuliani. giving credit today to barack obama. to everyone involved in the bin laden raid. >> from the president who authorized that attack to the intelligence community that worked on it for so many years. >> reporter: half a world away, just by being where bin laden ordered the 9/11 attacks, president obama drove home to america that he's the one who o
performing in the world, their classroom sizes are about the same as in the united states. >> reporter: overnight in california, president obama called romney out of touch on economics. for pushing the same less tax, less regulation plan of george w. bush. >> most good business people i know if something doesn't work they do something different. so he must either think that there's going to be a different result or he's hoping you don't remember what happened the last time we tried it his way. >> reporter: romney promises a difference from president obama. in his new ad -- >> day one, ending the obama era of big government. helping secure our kids' futures. >> reporter: 166 days until the election. most of those days, campaigning will be in the battleground states where today's nbc news/maris poll shows that this contest is getting closer. steve handelsman, news4. >> a second former aide to d.c. mayor vicinity gray pleaded guilty an hour ago. howard brooks was arrested yesterday. news4's tom sherwood joins from us d.c. superior court with the details of the plea. tom? >> reporter: the
.c. police chief cathy lanier is one of the few female chiefs of a large metropolitan area in the united states. she regularly scores high in public opinion polls, and today mayor vincent gray says he has given her a new five-year contract. tom sherwood has our report. >> reporter: chief lanier was first sworn in as chief in 2007 by then mayor adrian fenty, who picked the veteran officer who had been on the force since 1990. lanier has overseen the 3,800 sworn officers during a period in which homicides and the most serious violent crimes have declined. and at a time during which public opinion polls show her in the high 70s. far higher than mayor vincent gray, who confirmed wednesday he's reappointed her to another five-year term as chief. >> a strong endorsement. i think chief lanier's done an absolutely fantastic job. >> reporter: the mayor touring a new southeast side library says lanier is respected throughout the city. >> the evidence is abundance in terms of the crime statistics and she has such a wonderful relationship with people, also. >> reporter: the police union, angry that
patraeus. >> there is no question of his aspiration here. he wanted to kill the president of the united states. >> reporter: the documents also exposed cracks within the terrorist organization worldwide. >> this shows an organization in decline, under siege, and really feeling the pressure. >> reporter: the threat of al qaeda diminished with bin laden's death experts say but not gone. michelle franzen, nbc news. new york. >> the family of a drum major who died in a hazing incident wants florida a&m university to disbandits famed marching band. robert champion was beaten to death five months ago. 13 people are facing hazing charges in connection with his death but none has been charged with murder. >> so i know i did not get what i anticipated for my son's murder. i did not at all. so, no, i was not happy with it. felony hazing. of course, there again, that word hazing just don't fit. i've always said that. >> champion's mother says the only way to stop the hazing is to clean house and disband the marching band until further notice. for now, the marching band had been suspended and a haz
and the united states who come here for care. >> reporter: the bill in question would make abortions illegal. after 20 weeks of pregnancy. it's based on the idea that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks though there is no scientific consensus on that claim. arizona congressman trent franks sponsored the bill. his state already approved a similar ban. the bill has little chance of passing this year. sponsors say they will continue to press the issue. >> the undisputed queen of disco died today. donna summer passed away this morning. her career was huge and even today her songs remain just as catchy as they were during the disco era three decades ago. nbc has a look back at her life and music. ♪ let's dance >> reporter: donna summer's "last dance" was actually just the beginning of a career that skyrocketed the boston native to massive success in the '70s and '8 os. ♪ on the radio >> reporter: as much as platform shoes and polyester suits, summer's music defined disco. >> she was as big as they come. you know, she was the madonna and mariah carey and lady gaga of that era. you know, you coul
to visit the united states in his first overseas trip. and looked for answers to greece's economic collapse. >> translator: our economies depend on one another. what happens in europe has an impact on the u.s. and vice versa. >> reporter: the heads of state are meeting near the quaint maryland town of thurmont in what will be the largest gathering of world leaders ever at camp david. the meeting comes just before the nato summit that starts sunday in chicago focusing on afghanistan. already anti-globalization activists and occupy wall street protesters have taken to the streets expressing their displeasure at the world's most powerful leaders. while in chicago president obama will meet with the president of afghanistan to talk about the future of that war torn country and its own economic issues. on capitol hill, jennifer johnson, news 4. >>> right now police are swarming through the normally quiet streets of downtown frederick, maryland. coming up on our next half hour we'll have more coverage on how local businesses there are being -- feeling the impact of the visit by world leaders. >>
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